The site offers a substantial 65,000 square feet, which would support not just a restaurant but a small multi-store complex.
The 1951 building, which offers two stories above ground and one story below ground, is zoned M-1, aimed for light manufacturing, but in which "[o]ffices, hotels and most retail uses are also permitted." Residential is more iffy. (Photo above and below right are from Google Street View)
It offers a 140-foot frontage and a significant potential footprint, according to the advertisement from Winick Realty Group:
- 16,500 Square Feet Ground Floor (ceiling 11½ -12 feet)
- 21,370 Square Feet Second Floor (ceiling 11½ –12 Feet)
- 26,722 Square Feet Lower Level (12-14 Feet Lower Level)
Winick also promotes an "all glass front," parking for 90 cars, and cites, as neighbors, "Nets Arena, Barclays Arena, Atlantic Terminal, Atlantic Yards, Atlantic Center."
An industrial facility, a residential block
Actually, the neighbors are more residential, with some manufacturing. For more than a decade, the building has been home to a facility operated by the Ulano Corporation, which has its headquarters on Third Avenue in the Gowanus district and, according to its website, "specializes in the manufacture of stencil-making products and chemicals for screen process printing."
Unlike some industrial facilities across the street, which were fallow, there have been industrial operations there until recently, one neighbor told me, and they may even be ongoing. (I'll update this when I learn more.)
photo by Tracy Collins of some ball playing outside.) As the top photo indicates, to the west, closer to Carlton, there are more residences. The Prospect Heights Historic District, as this zoning map indicates, is just a few doors away.
And, as the photo at right indicates, to the east, there's an industrial facility--a laundry operated by Primo Uniform Services--and another building, with a seemingly industrial lower level and residences above. That building--behind the "No Parking" sign--is occupied by artists' workspaces and live/work lofts, and is also owned by Ulano.
Beyond that, there are several residences that have been converted from manufacturing spaces, including one that graced a recent Corcoran mailing.
The AY connection
This map emphasizes the retail potential of the site.
It also mistakenly delineates the Atlantic Yards site as "Barclays Center/Atlantic Yard," without acknowledging that Block 1129, bounded by Dean and Pacific streets and Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues, is also part of the project site.
Below, the sales brochure from Winick, as well as some documents regarding the history of the site. They indicate a bond issue from the New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYC IDA) as of 1999, for Ulano to renovate, and the sale of the building by the NYC IDA in 2010 to Ulano, which had made advanced payments on the outstanding bonds.
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